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Holly Daze at Bradley Estate

The Trustees of Reservations announces its “Holly Daze” events this December at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton. On Wednesday through Friday evenings (Dec. 6-8 and 13-15), there will be nightly tree lightings featuring a laser show and music, appearances by Olaf and other Frozen characters, and roasting marshmallows. On Saturdays and Sundays (Dec. 9-10 and 16-17), the Bradley Estate will host open houses with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive sweet treats! There will be a variety of live musical performances on various days as well as a 1960s era holiday family dance. For details and a complete schedule of events, go to www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/special-events/holly-daze.html.

Canton Library Art Exhibit

For the month of December, the gallery at the Canton Public Library will feature “Forgotten Treasures” — a compilation of original artwork presented at the Canton Art Association Sacrifice Sale held in November. These pieces were not sold but are still priced to sell. If someone is thinking about a gift for an art lover, the library gallery is open during regular library hours.

Open Play at St. John’s School

Open play for children through age 4 is now being offered at the St. John School Parish Center from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The program runs from September to June. For more info, contact Sheri O’Neill at sherijacques@hotmail.com.

MABA presents Perched on a Page

The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, located at 963 Washington Street in Canton, presents its newest exhibit: Perched on a Page: The Bird Sketches of Debby Kaspari. (Exhibit runs until January 14.) An acclaimed artist and illustrator, Kaspari has chased antbirds in Panama, lapwings in Denmark, fairy wrens in Australia, and toucanets in Peru. This is the first time that her sketches will be exhibited as a collection that represents nearly 30 years in the field drawing birds. Admission to the gallery and trails is $4 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and free to Mass Audubon members. For more info, call 781-821-8853 or visit massaudubon.org/maba.

MOMS Club

The Canton Chapter of Moms Offering Moms Support welcomes new members. For membership information please email the club at momsclub_canton@hotmail.com.

December 3, 10, 17

Canton Historical Society Open House

The Canton Historical Society, located at 1400 Washington Street, will be open to the public for three Sundays in December from 1-4 p.m. Come in and explore the history of Canton and at the same time pick up a holiday gift. Items for purchase include several books on Canton history by local authors, limited editions of the Canton Viaduct and other maps of Canton, and original slates from the roof of the Paul Revere Barn with a picture and notation of authenticity. What a great gift of Canton remembrances these would make!

December 8-10 & 15-17

CCT presents It’s a Wonderful Life

The Canton Community Theatre is proud to present the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life for two weekends in December. Based on the critically acclaimed Frank Capra film, the play tells the story of George Bailey, a family man and banker who wishes he had never been born, prompting an angel to be sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. Show times are December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and December 10 and 17 at 4 p.m. Come see your talented friends and neighbors bring Bedford Falls to life on stage! The CCT is located at the Village Shoppes, across from the new Cornerstone Bar and Grill and next to the Shoe Dept. Tickets are available at the door or online at cantoncommunitytheatre.org.

December 9

Free Family Movie

Bank of Canton is opening its 250-seat Canton auditorium for a family movie matinee on December 9 at 1 p.m. Guests will be treated to popcorn, drinks, and door prizes. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; reservation are required. Call 888-828-1690 for event details and to RSVP.

December 11 & 12

Canton Community Theatre Auditions

The Canton Community Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Lend Me a Tenor, the Tony Award-winning comedy by Ken Ludwig. Auditions will be held December 11 and 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the CCT, located at the Village Shoppes. No appointment is necessary. Please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue. You may be asked to do a cold reading from a selection of sides that will be provided at auditions. For more info, email cantoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

December 12

Free Estate Planning Lunch & Learn

Learn how to preserve your independence and protect your assets from risk and uncertainty with an estate plan. Join Matthew J. Marcus, Esq., and Peter J. Fredericksen of B.O.C. Life Solutions, a licensed subsidiary of Bank of Canton, for a free lunchtime seminar from 12-1 p.m. at Bank of Canton’s 490 Turnpike Street headquarters. The event is open to the public, and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. Call 781-830-6152 today.

NVCC Noon Networking

The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Noon Networking program from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Country Club, located at 23 Pecunit Street in Canton. The Networking Series is sponsored by Norwood Bank. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for non-members and includes lunch. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting nvcc.com or calling 781-769-1126. There is a $5 walk-in fee.

December 15

Chai Society Hanukkah Supper

Temple Beth David in Canton is once again holding its Chai Society Hanukkah Supper starting at 6:15 p.m. The community is invited to attend this 40-year traditional event. A chicken dinner (and loads of Artie’s Famous Latkes) will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service, which starts with the lighting of menorahs. The cost for the supper is $18 for adults, $9 for teens, and free for kids under 12 with a family max of $50. Make reservations and send payment (payable to TBD Chai Society) before December 12 to Steve Goldman, Hanukkah Supper, Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph St., Canton, MA 02021. For more info, call 781-828-2275 or email chaisociety@templebethdavid.com.

December 17

Choral Society Holiday Concert

The Canton Choral Society will present its annual Holiday Winter Concert at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone at Canton, located at 175 Revere Street. The show will feature music of the season, Christmas/Holiday favorites, and our traditional sing-along. Come enjoy an afternoon of happiness and joy with wonderful music and good cheer!

December 19

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. Donations decline in December, but the needs of patients remain steady. This holiday season, set aside an hour to give the most important gift — give blood and give more life. For more info or to sign up for a spot, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

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